Chainfire took awhile to get to the point, but it was a good journey. I'm looking forward to the next book and hoping for more story and less reflecting on all the things that have happened in previous books. I would say my biggest gripe with Goodkind is his constant rehashing of old material, even events from the same book! I'd rather he incorporate these things we've already learned in previous books into the following stories. Like- where are all the Gars? however, I love this series and overall I'm inspired to be my best "me" when I read.
Jim Bond, the narrator has done an excellent job with different voices, some animation, and dramatization that brings to life the various emotions and states that characters would be experiencing throughout the story.
The dialogue gets tied up in itself. Need, nature, only, you have to..., I have to..., and duty, are only a few of the words and phrases that are continually repeated throughout the story and make we want to scream at the characters to 'Shut Up!'
And why is it that I have to endure whole chapters of discussion about the evil of the Imperial Order or the difference between free will and enslavement? I get it. Now let's move on with the story already.
I enjoyed the book because I had already read it, but the narrator was less than good.
The First Confessor ----- Warheart,
The narrator started out slow and used the same voices for all characters. He(the narrator) finally did get into the book but it took him at least 50 chapters to do so, and he still did not have a very large variety of voices. He could be a decent narrator if he develops a larger selection of voices.
It already has follow up books.
I think you should use Christina Traister for all of the Sword of Truth books.
I feel like we could have almost deleted the first fifty two chapters. Were it not for the very small nuggets of information, the author could have done just that.
If you want to pass through this book, listen to the first few chapters then when you get into the (spoiler, well not really its the same story book after book after book) that kalen goes missing, skip to the last 3 chapters and you won't miss much if anything at all. The middle of this book was painful with a Capitol PAIN.
I thought I remembered this book and going into it I. didn't remember it being as good as I found it the second time. I did like that this is the first book in the series that doesn't have a rape scene in it... that was refreshing that no one got raped. spoiler alert.
I've listened to the entire series so far and this whole book could have been summed up in one chapter. I wish I had skipped this book and just moved to the next. There was NO payoff for the listener for making it through the whole book. I would recommend just moving on to the next book in the series. I am disappointed I spent a credit for days worth of just filler material. The performance was good. It's the same as the rest of the series so all the names are pronounced the same and its easy to flow from one book to the next that way.